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Primary Notes: Fennel Apricot, Peach Lime Oyster-y
Tertiary Notes: Honey, Almond
Dryness: Very Dry
Alcohol (%): 13.5
Origin & Awards
Origin: Rhone Valley, France
Maker: Famille Perrin
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Awards: >90 pts
Decanting: >15 minutes
Serving Temperature: Best served at 10 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: Crab noodles, dim sum, Oshizushi
Western Food Pairing: Creamy seafood pasta, Roast chicken thighs in cream sauce, lobster bisque
Famille Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Blanc
Famille Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Blanc has a shiny gold colour with subtle green undertones. Delicate aromas of lime, apricot and almond emerge from the glass. The elegant and well-balanced palate offers beautiful flavours of peach, honey and fennel. Closes in a superb saline finish that seals its character.
The blend comprises of Clairette, Grenache blanc and Roussanne. The fruit for this wine comes from plots managed by the Château de Beaucastel team. The 2.5 hectare vineyard is located right next to one of the plots for Sinards Rouge and is in the Clos du château, near Châteauneuf-du-Pape.. The vineyard soil is made up of diluvial alpine deposits with rolled pebbles on clay.
Pressing the grapes with a pneumatic press upon their arrival at the winery. The must refrigerates then settles by cold maceration without any additions. Alcoholic fermentation begins in the tank and as of the first day, the must is put into demi-muids barrels. Regular bâtonnage to bring roundness and structure to the wine. The wine ages for several months in barrels, then goes through a slight fining before bottling.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES- 92 POINTS
Bright, high-pitched style, with talc, white peach and jicama notes laced with hints of lime pith and fennel. Nice tension and energy through the mineral-edged finish. Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette.